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Latics confirm Walker swoop

Jamie Walker
Jamie Walker

Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook has made his first January swoop with the capture of Hearts forward Jamie Walker.

Cook hinted over the weekend that a deal for the 24-year-old was imminent, and the formalities have now been completed.

He has joined on a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £300,000.

“I am grateful for the opportunity, and excited by the challenge,” said Walker.

“It’s been on the cards for a while, but I’m delighted to get it over the line and concentrate on playing my football.

“This is a good change for me and certainly a club where I can progress my career.

“I had a few clubs sniffing around but as soon as I came here, saw the facilities, met the manager, watched the game and saw how the manager wants us to play, and how that will suit me perfectly, I chose here.

“The team are flying high at the top of the table, and hopefully going to the Championship.

“Hopefully I can get into the team and contribute a few goals.”